|The new ship will be the second in Carnival's Vista class (pictured).|
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the name of its new ship, scheduled to be delivered March 2018, will be the Carnival Horizon.
Currently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Horizon will be the line’s second Vista-class ship, with the namesake vessel in the series, Carnival Vista, having entered service in May 2016.
Carnival Horizon will offer many of the indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options available on Carnival Vista, including SkyRide, the IMAX Theatre, WaterWorks aqua park, Seuss at Sea program in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Alchemy Bar. There will also be a number of new amenities unique to the vessel.
In addition, Carnival Horizon will offer a wide range of accommodation categories, including the Havana staterooms and extra-roomy Family Harbor cabins. Homeport and itinerary details for Carnival Horizon will be announced at a later date.
Carnival is hosting a social media contest on Instagram that will award a stateroom for up to four people when the ship debuts in 2018. To enter, guests must post their favorite photo of a horizon and tag @Carnival and use the hashtag #CarnivalHorizonSweepstakes to enter to win the cruise giveaway. The contest will begin July 29, and run through July 31, at 11:59 p.m.